An abusive ex-boyfriend from Birkenhead, Merseyside, United Kingdom, who tortured an eleven-week-old kitten to a slow, agonizing death has been sentenced to four months in jail. The thug, Kieran Haynes, admitted on Tuesday at Wirral Magistrate’s Court, to causing the unnecessary suffering of the kitten named Niko, who languished in agony for seven hours.
RSPCA officers have called the cruelty one of the worst cases they have ever seen. Inspector Anthony Joynes, who investigated the case stated he was heartbroken when he discovered the kitten.
“Nothing can fully prepare you for dealing with cases, such as this one, where the animal is already deceased when you arrive. The case involved the purposeful infliction of immense pain and suffering by way of physical violence on a completely defenseless and vulnerable 11-week-old kitten.
Animals can’t choose their owners and unfortunately poor little Niko found himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time and in the care of the wrong individual.”
Rest in peace little Niko. You deserved so much better. Haynes has also been fined $160 victim surcharge and is banned from keeping animals for the rest of his life.
(Photos screenshots of ex-boyfriend and kitten via the Liverpool Echo)
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